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Lyla Garrity vs. Claire Bennet: TV's Cutest Two Cheerleaders Square Off in a Tale of the Tape!

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Lyla Garrity is the top cheerleader on TV in the opinion of many, but she does have some competition. The All-American girl played by Minka Kelly on Friday Night Lights is rivaled in part by another "super" youngster.

Can Lyla compete with Claire Bennet (Hayden Panettiere) of Heroes? We decided to take a look at how they'd match up in a 10-round bout. Ding, ding!

Lovely Lyla Garrity

1. HIGH SCHOOL HONORS

Lyla Garrity: Team Captain
Claire Bennet: Homecoming Queen
Edge: Even

2. POTENTIAL FOR INJURY

Lyla Garrity: Below average.
Claire Bennet: Zero.
Edge: Claire

3. FATHER'S OBSESSION

Hayden Panettiere in Heroes

Lyla Garrity: Panther pride
Claire Bennet: The demise of his former employers
Edge: Lyla

4. CHEERS FOR ...

Lyla Garrity: Dillon (Texas) High School Panthers
Claire Bennet: Odessa (Texas) High School Wildcats (Season One); Costa Verde (Calif.) High School Edge: Lyla. They won State!

5. PARALYZED BOYFRIENDS CHEATED ON

Lyla Garrity: Jason Street
Claire Bennet: None
Edge: Claire

6. IS THE TARGET OF ...

Lyla Garrity: Malicious websites detailing her sexual escapades
Claire Bennet: Agents from the evil Company that wish her harm
Edge: Even

7. BEST FEATURE

Lyla Garrity: Amazing body, gorgeous brown hair
Claire Bennet: Pinky toe that grows back when cut off
Edge: Lyla

8. UNUSUAL VICE

Lyla Garrity: Watching instructional quadriplegic porn
Claire Bennet: Jumping off buildings, setting self on fire
Edge: Lyla

9. NEWLY COMMITTED TO ...

Lyla Garrity: Christianity
Claire Bennet: Chandra Suresh
Edge: Lyla

10. THEY SAID IT

Lyla Garrity: "You're changing Jason, and it's so real... we're never going to last, because I'm not changing with you."
Claire Bennet: "That's easy for you to say. You're not wading into the shark-infested waters of 11th grade."
Edge: Claire

THE VERDICT: Lyla Garrity takes home the title in a 6-4 squeaker! Score one for Friday Night Lights! Don't count out the Heroes starlet yet, though. She has a tendency to bounce back from setbacks rather quickly.

Minka Kelly as Lyla Garrity

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This battle was skewed completely in Lyla's favor. Paralyzed Boyfriends Cheated On? Yeah that's not a one sided category... Claire is a fox and has super powers, she can shield you from bullets while you rob banks, what more could you ask for? Claire Butler for the win!

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watching quadriplegic porn???? how does that make her a winner? Now joining it is another thing.

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Totally agree with Jasen. Who the hell is looking at pinky toes??? Shennanigans!!! How about we set this competition on a site not totally devoted to FNL.

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I would give it to Layla, but have you seen those ankles? Not attractive at all.

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I have never seen this show before but might have to check it out now... damn shes hot. I know cute cheerleaders are the norm here in TX but DAMN

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I'd settle for either. What a pair of hotties!

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Only 1 way to decide this... Fill up a toy swimming pool with mud and ..... You know the rest!!!!

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Despite her faults I really love Lyla, I think her character is amazingly real. You think that she would be so happy and have it all together but she's got problems like everyone else. What a great show

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Hmm... 6-4 sounds about right, though a few categories were very tight. Rematch! Rematch!

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agreed, except for maybe the cheating thing

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